Event Summary



Date and Time

Thursday 20 May 2021 (08:30 - 10:30)


Free (£30.00 non-members)

Responding to feedback and responses received at our last meeting of this popular network, our summer event for all those involved in quality assurance and quality improvement in their organisations features assessment as the main theme.

We know that providers in the sector have responded positively to the additional pressures created by the pandemic, and assessment is one of the areas that is creating a need for new thinking and adapted approaches.  Ensuring learning is captured and student progress is evidenced through the use of effective monitoring and tracking strategies is essential.  Moreover, algorithms will not be used this summer, and teachers will be trusted to create a variety of reliable assessments. It is therefore imperative that teachers’ judgments are accepted as both fair and robust if we are to avoid a plethora of appeals following the results. This session will offer a valuable opportunity to share what works in your particular contexts. For example:

  • How are you dealing with the assessment of practical work?
  • How are you tracking skills development in English and maths?
  • EPA and IV are creating particular challenges. How are you identifying when actual assessments can be carried out and when adaptations are needed?
  • Have current, widely used systems such as Pro-Monitor risen to the new challenges, or are you supplementing your usual systems with additional assessment tracking?

We are pleased to welcome peer inputs into this meeting.  Michelle Bilby (Programme Area Manager, Leicester College) will share their successful approach to the tracking of skills development in English and maths. In addition, George Caplan (Quality Manager, SMB Group) and Ann Shevelan (Quality Officer, SMB Group) will discuss how they are managing the assessment of practical work within the organisation’s large vocational provision, including EPA and IV issues.

Facilitated by Karen Plowman (Head of Professional Development, Skills and Education Group), and Dr Alison Scott (Lead Professional Development Advisor, Skills and Education Group)  there will be frequent opportunities for you to network and share your approaches to tracking and assessment during this online breakfast network utilising Zoom.



  • How can I access the event?

    All joining instructions will be sent a day prior to the session taking place and you will either be able to join us online, or by dialling into the session.

    If you have any questions or do not receive any joining instructions please call us on 0115 854 1626.